Mourinho was spotted talking to his former Chelsea left-back .

Jose Mourinho reveals conversation with Ashley Cole before friendly

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Jose Mourinho will be keeping a close eye on his Manchester United players this pre-season.

With less than a month to go until the new Premier League campaign, the Portuguese is hoping his squad are gelling following the additions of Victor Lindelof and Romelu Lukaku.

In Saturday's friendly with LA Galaxy, he'll have been watching Lukaku with especially close attention.

However, he'll likely have been disappointed. The Belgian's debut didn't exactly go to plan - but there were two goals for Marcus Rashford, and one apiece for Anthony Martial, Marouane Fellaini, and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

All in all, it was a pretty satisfactory warm-up.

The trip to California also gave Mourinho a chance to reunite with one of his old players, as he was seen chatting to Ashley Cole prior to kickoff.

Luke Shaw can breathe a sigh of relief; while Cole is actually being linked with a return to English football, that's via Birmingham City.

Mourinho's conversation with the former England left-back has got fans wondering what they were talking about, and he's now revealed why he was so keen to catch up with the defender.

What Mourinho asked Cole 

"I wanted to know about him, how he is…is he enjoying," Mourinho said, per Metro.

"He is a good friend and he gave his blood for me.

"I will never forget the players that give blood for me and I’m pleased that he’s enjoying his experience.

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"He is a family man now. He has a kid and he’s happy."

The 36-year-old won an FA Cup and League Cup under the Special One at Chelsea, so maybe they were reminiscing about happier times.

Cole is reportedly being paid less than £4,000 a week at LA Galaxy, claimed the Daily Mail earlier this year, as the MLS outfit move away from their Galactico policy.

As for Mourinho, he'll be feeling the pressure going into the new season. Despite delivering the Europa League and EFL Cup in his first term, United's league campaign was not good enough and they have plenty to do to put that right this time around.

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